A list of author appearances, programs, book signings, etc.
More events are being discussed and planned. Check back often for updates. Times are local to the event.
Saturday, Oct. 20: Greenwood Public Library Authors Fair, Greenwood, IN. 1-3 p.m. Meet and visit with dozens of local authors at this free event. Interested in writing? Visit with one of the local writing groups. Interested in finding unique, local gifts? Get a head start on your holiday shopping by supporting local authors. My wife, fellow author, Kimberly S. Hoffman, will also be there.
Thursday, Oct. 25: Columbus Past, Present & Future program at Ivy Tech Community College, Columbus, Indiana. I’ll be giving a presentation on my book, “Wicked Columbus, Indiana” as the Past part of the annual series. At Columbus Learning Center Lecture Hall, 4555 Central Ave., 6:30 p.m. Dessert to follow. Both of my books will be available for purchase. Note: This location is 3 minutes directly north of the big, new Kroger grocery store).
Saturday, Nov. 3: Wild Geese Bookshop, Franklin, IN, 1-3 p.m. This event coincides with the Shop Small Saturday promotion in downtown Franklin. My wife, fellow author, Kimberly S. Hoffman, will also be there.
Sunday, Nov. 11: Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event runs from Nov. 7-11. This is the largest holiday shopping event in Indianapolis. One-of-a-kind items available. My wife, fellow author, Kimberly S. Hoffman, will also be there.
July 11: Book signing, Edinburgh Wright-Hageman Public Library, 119 W. Main Cross St., Edinburgh, Indiana
Aug. 1: Book signing/extravaganza. Wine, cheese, jazz music, a talk by me on the making of the Buddy book, Milwaukee Artists Resource Network, 5407 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee
Aug. 4: Private book signing, Hoffman/Hoffmann family reunion, Clintonville, Wis.
Aug. 11: Book signing, Starbucks, 1585 N. National Road, Columbus, Indiana
Aug. 16: Book signing/program, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus, Indiana
Sept. 23: Fox-6 TV in Milwaukee, 8:45 a.m. LIVE, in-studio interview with Brad Hicks on the Weekend Wake Up Show.
Sept. 25: Book signing/program, Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Oct. 6: Featured speaker at The 2012 Writers Conference at the Crump Theatre, 425 Third St., Columbus, Indiana. Sponsored by Pen It! Magazine. Spoke on journalism and a little on my book.
Oct. 13, Program/book signing at the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse, 6823 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Jan. 8, Wauwatosa Historical Society event: program and book signing, First Congregational Church, 1511 Church St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Jan. 23, Private book club event in Franklin, Indiana.
Jan. 23, Book signing at 66 Water Street Arts Cafe, 66 S. Water St., Franklin, Indiana.
March 19, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program at the UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. (The Plankinton Building), Milwaukee.
March 21, Program at Wauwatosa Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 W. Chestnut St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
June 22, July 20 and August 17, at the Bartholomew County Writers Group table at The Columbus City Farmers Market. Columbus, Indiana.
Aug. 19, 7 p.m., multimedia presentation/book signing at Yes Cinema, 328 Jackson St., Columbus, IN 47201. (812) 378-0377. Also a benefit for the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Care Center, a nonprofit agency helping out folks in central Columbus. $1 admission goes to the center. Concessions proceeds go to the center. $1 from the sale of each book goes to the center. Experts will speak on societal subjects that are introduced in the book.
Nov. 9, Greenwood (Ind.) Public Library local author fair. 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, Indiana.
June 16: Presenting at the Central Indiana Writers Association monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Greenwood, Indiana.
Sept. 27: Edgerton (Wis.) Sterling North Book and Film Festival, Edgerton High School. Several authors and film types gave presentations, and many more sold books. I gave presentations on my book. The event is named for Thomas Sterling North, an author who went by Sterling North professionally and was born on the shores of Lake Koshkonong, a few miles from Edgerton, Wisconsin, in 1906.
April 25: Presented “RESEARCHING NONFICTION: From personal interviews to document discovery” at the Spring Writers Conference, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Yes Cinema, 328 Jackson St., Columbus, Indiana. Info: Debi Stanton, 812-371-4128 or firstname.lastname@example.org
July 18: Taught a class at AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop, 234 Brook St. Unit 2, Waukesha, WI 53188. Title was: “RESEARCHING NONFICTION AND TURNING IT INTO FICTION.”
Nov. 21: Author’s Fair at the Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus, IN
April 3: I read about Vivian Carter, a pioneering African-American deejay and record producer during a book launch event for Louise Hillery’s “Bold Women in Indiana” at Hotel Indigo, 400 Brown St., Columbus, IN
April 9: I was part of a panel for the Young Authors & Illustrators Forum, for kids age 10 and up, at the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus, IN.
May 28: Pen It! Publications Authors Fair, Edinburgh Premium Outlets, Edinburgh, Indiana.
Oct. 7-9: Imaginaium Convention, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky. Served as a panel expert at the following sessions: Historical Writing; New Author Boot Camp; Faith in Fiction; Breaking into Freelance Writing; Homonyms, Semi-Colons, Serial Commas, Oh My!
June 26: Program/book signing at Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus, IN
June 27: Program/book signing at the Harlequin Theatre, Fair Oaks Mall, Columbus, IN
Aug. 5: PenIt! Publications Day. Bartholomew County Pubic Library. I spoke on researching and writing nonfiction.
Aug. 12 and Aug. 19: Signature Saturday Authors Event at Viewpoint Books
Oct. 6-8: Imaginaium Convention, Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, Kentucky. Served as a panel expert for the second consecutive year, this time on the following panels: Finding Inspiration for Stories, Non-Fiction, and Fantastic First Lines.
Oct. 14: Greenwood Public Library Local Authors Fair.
Oct. 21: Half Price Books, Greenwood. Book signing.
Oct. 28: Friends of the Brookfield Public Library Meet the Author event
Nov. 18: Half Price Books, Bloomington. Book signing
Nov. 19: Book Signing at River City Winery Franklin Tasting Room.
Dec. 7: Program at Meridian Kiwanis Club meeting, Columbus, Indiana. My wife and I spoke on our journeys as writers.
Dec. 21: Program at Meridian Kiwanis Club meeting, Columbus, Indiana. I spoke on “Wicked Columbus, Indiana.”
April 14: 8th Annual Kentuckiana Authors Fair, La Grange Community Center, 307 W. Jefferson St., La Grange, Ky.
July 21: Local Authors Rock! Bartholomew County Public Library , Columbus, IN.
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7: Imaginaium Convention, Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY. Serves as guest panelist on the following panels: Book signing etiquette, non-fiction, tips to become a freelance magazine writer.